Recycling initiatives

Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Coca-Cola has commissioned several crate man throughout South Africa, but Elliot, who is nearly 60 feet tall and weighs a whopping 27 tons, carries a special message. Made out of 4200 plastic Coke crates,

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World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

Unleashing a world-wide project to clean up the planet, Let's Do It World is bringing groups on every continent together for World Clean Up 2012. Driven to do something about the 100 million tons of

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EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

The EcoATM made its debut last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, but unlike all the other products that manufacturers hoped you'd throw your hard earned dollars at, this innovative piece of tech

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

According to a study by the Imperial College of London (ICL), if all the used wrapping paper and holiday cards in the United Kingdom were gathered and fermented, they could create enough biofuel to run a

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Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Keeping our national parks beautiful should be a nation-wide effort, and the Grand Canyon National Park is hoping to take a step in the new year that would make that easier for everyone by banning the

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Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Holiday Season

Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Holiday Season

While it's fine to indulge in holiday food and festivities, we should also be conscious of the impact our activities have on the planet. Studies reveal that waste in the US increases by a shocking 25%

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Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Today is the 15th annual America Recycles Day and to celebrate, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is asking you to do your part to raise awareness about where electronics can be recycled. To help

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

What the CRT glass looks like before its recycled. In case you're not familiar with old school CRT or cathode ray tube TVs and monitors (would it be dating ourselves to say that we remember them

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Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Argentine studio Designo Patagonia created this awesome series of Tetris-shaped street furniture that showcases recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans, and paper. Located within a city park in

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Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

With all the talk these days about the destructive and toxic nature of modern day burials, sustainable ways to honor your deceased loved ones are popping up left and right. Now with the help of Holy

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Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Booming with Billions in Profits

Study Finds That the US Electronics Recycling Industry is Booming with Billions in Profits

According to a new report by the International Data Corporation, the United States' electronics recycling industry is booming with 3.5 million tons of electronics recycled in the US in 2010 and resold at

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Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

The hanging luminaire is made from recycled PET bottles found in Mexico City, were French-born Jeannot currently lives. Jeannot told Inhabitat that he visited many of the Mexican capital’s recycling

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Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet from Don Cheadle There's been a lot of hubbub over Captain Planet's upcoming debut on the silver screen. With tons of rumors flying about over the last few months as

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing, life-saving gadget

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Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple has decided to open its recycling program to a wider electronics world and will now be accepting old PCs, iPods and iPhones for free. They used to charge PC owners $30 to take their old computers -

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Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

A new study by Scarborough has revealed that the greenest people in the United States also happen to be high earners with a taste for luxury. The study calls these individuals the “Super

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Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

It’s hard to believe, but less than half of Chicago's residents currently have access to the city's recycling service. A program initiated in 2008 gave blue carts to a third of city residents for weekly

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Luzinterruptus Releases a Colorful Army of Illuminated Garbage Bags for Recycling Awareness in Warsaw

Luzinterruptus Releases a Colorful Army of Illuminated Garbage Bags for Recycling Awareness in Warsaw

The project, called Recycling Sunday, was commissioned by Galeria Starter to occupy a local plaza for only twelve hours. One thousand colored plastic bags were scattered about the area, each fitted with a

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A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free

A Full 86 GM Facilities Are Now Landfill-Free

General Motors has been quietly greening its manufacturing facilities, powering plants with landfill gas and bringing 76 of them (over half of its 145 plants) to landfill-free status in the last few

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NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink

News from the septic tank appears to be all the rage as of late, and it seems as though NASA is also on board. This Friday, their innovative design to recycle human urine into a “sugary drink”

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BinCam Shows Your Facebook Friends Your Trash, Shames You into Recycling

BinCam Shows Your Facebook Friends Your Trash, Shames You into Recycling

If you, or your friends, are having trouble recycling, the folks over at BinCam have an answer for you. They've created a device -- that is actually a specially programmed cell phone -- that attaches to

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Boat Made 100% from Trash Sets Sail from Taiwan

Boat Made 100% from Trash Sets Sail from Taiwan

A boat made from 100% trash set sail from Taiwan this week with recycled plastic bottles keeping it afloat and old advertising sails pushing it along. The vessel, dubbed the Polli-Boat after its flotation

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Chevy Recycles Twice as Many Oil Booms from Gulf Spill for Use in Volt Production As Originally Planned

Chevy Recycles Twice as Many Oil Booms from Gulf Spill for Use in Volt Production As Originally Planned

Back in December of 2010, GM announced they'd be recycling 100 miles of oil booms from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for use in the Chevy Volt. The company has now announced they've more than doubled that

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Swooping Research Facility Perches Right Over Steel Recycling Plant It Studies

Swooping Research Facility Perches Right Over Steel Recycling Plant It Studies

By 2050, there will be one billion cars plying Americas roads, many of which will land up in the dump. This design gives students and the public an opportunity to learn more about recycling methods and

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Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

By using aluminum to create the cases for its electronics, Apple has made a significant contribution to its environmental sustainability goals. Apple adopted the use of aircraft-grade aluminum back in

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche's Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast  hybrid sports car is finally

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Virginia Recycles Part of the I-81 Highway to Cut Emissions & Costs

Virginia Recycles Part of the I-81 Highway to Cut Emissions & Costs

Instead of using conventional road repair techniques, Virginia is recycling a 3.7 mile stretch of Interstate 81.

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